Royal Spring forms a spring pool 160 ft (48.8 m) northwest to southeast and 105 ft (32 m) northeast to southwest. The maximum depth is approximately 42 ft (12.8 m). The spring was not flowing during the September 2002 visit and the entire pool surface was covered with duckweed. The dry spring run forms on the northeast side of the spring pool, travels approximately 200 ft (61 m) and enters the Suwannee River from the north. On the north and east sides of the pool, limestone and clayey sand walls rise 25 ft (7.6 m) above the water surface. A set of wooden stairs leads down to the water on the north side of the pool. To the east are the remnants of an old cement retaining wall. The spring is surrounded by county-owned forested riparian corridor associated with the Suwannee River.
From the junction of US 129 and CR 349 in O’Brien, drive northwest on CR 349 approximately 8.9 miles (14.3 km) to the intersection with 198th Terrace. Turn west (left) onto 198th Terrace and travel approximately 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to the intersection with 157th Lane. Turn south (left) onto 157th Lane and travel approximately 0.3 miles (0.5 km) to the spring.